HOW DO I BECOME A PEDAL PUB FRANCHISEE?

The first step is to fill out the Request for Information form on our website.  We will then send you our Pedal Pub Business brochure which will go into greater detail, and answer most of your questions about the business.  A member of the Business Development Team will reach out to set up a call within 24 hours of you completing the form. If you decide to proceed, we will send you our Application and Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that details every aspect of our Franchise offering. Upon return of your application, we will start the internal approval process and begin a deep dive into your desired territory.

HOW MUCH IS IT TO OWN A PEDAL PUB FRANCHISE?

Total first year start-up costs for this business are estimated at between $65,000 & $267,000, low compared to most new ventures. This estimate includes bike purchase and estimates for insurance costs, storage, marketing, etc.  The bike itself costs less than $50,000 but we require every potential franchisee to start with 2 bikes in order to support corporate outings and group events.

WHAT HELP WILL YOU GIVE ME IN SETTING UP THE BUSINESS?

– Business Pre-Purchase Packet

– 1 week long training in the most successful party bike operation in the world!

– City Counsel Guidance

– Business Manual

– Website 

– Digital Assets

– Merchandise

– Proprietary Booking Software

– Umbrella insurance policy 

– Access to our vast network of successful operators

– Access to our online network file sharing forum

– And many more!

WHAT INSURANCE WILL I NEED?

As a Pedal Pub Franchisee, your bikes are covered under our umbrella policy. We also provide referrals to other insurance agencies in the country that can offer competitive quotes for standard business insurance.

WHAT MAKES PEDAL PUB BIKES SUPERIOR?

Pedal Pub brand party bikes are manufactured by Het Fietscafe of the Netherlands.  Fietscafe is the world’s FIRST party bike manufacturer.  In fact, the first bike they manufactured in 1996 is still on the road!  In their twenty two years of experience, and through many trials and errors, they have honed their machine into the most robust, durable, and easiest to maintain vehicle currently in production.

IS IT REQUIRED TO HAVE ALCOHOL ON BOARD?

You will never sell or serve alcohol yourselves. First, because the “dram shop” insurance is too expensive.  Second, you can usually get a liquor license only for a fixed location.

The business works just fine without alcohol anyhow.  A significant percentage of our network is not allowed by their cities or states to let patrons bring alcohol on board–and they all do quite well without it.

In fact, there are more opportunities to earn additional revenue if you do not allow alcohol.  Details are in our Business Brochure.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY PEDAL PUB BIKE TO ARRIVE?

As a Pedal Pub Franchisee, you have access to our stockpile of bikes in Chicago. We guarantee that your Pedal Pub Party Bike can be delivered to your location within 3 weeks from the date of purchase or lease.  

WHAT INCOME ASSUMPTIONS CAN I EXPECT?

As you move through our approval process, you will receive our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). Within this document, review Item 19 to get a detailed break down of the expenses and revenues associated with being a Pedal Pub Franchisee.